ARKANSAS (WTVB) _-On 12/04/2012 at around 3:00 pm, 30 year old Joseph Dwight McDowell, formerly of Angola, was located and apprehended by the US Marshals Service in El Dorado, Arkansas on a Steuben County arrest warrant charging McDowell with class A felony child molesting.
The warrant was issued on 11/15/2012 following a Sheriff’s investigation, but McDowell fled Steuben County, Indiana. Sheriff’s detectives reached out to the US Marshals Service Northern District of Indiana’s Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator Bill Boothe for assistance with the subsequent fugitive investigation.
Through the investigative efforts of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office, Angola Police Department, and the US Marshals Service Northern District of Indiana, Western District of Michigan, and Western District of Arkansas,
McDowell was located and apprehended without incident. McDowell is currently being held inArkansasat the Union County Jail awaiting extradition back toSteubenCounty. The El Dorado Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Office also assisted theUSMarshals Service with the apprehension of McDowell inArkansas.
The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank those who provided tips and information.